four-oclock


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four′-o'clock`



n.
any plant of the genus Mirabilis, having tubular flowers that open in the late afternoon.
[1750–60]
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Like most people in Liverpool, I go out at three or four-oclock every day to get the ECHO and find out what's going on the back pages, or to disagree with the choice of man-of-the-match, so this award is particularly special to me as a local lad.